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Treating Racial Trauma & Anti-Racism, 4-Day Intensive

Becoming an Anti-Racist Therapist and Evidence-Based Treatment of Racial Trauma

January 30, 2025 – February 02, 2025 with Monnica T. Williams, PhD, ABPP

at the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach

Train in the morning, vacation in the afternoon!

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Early Registration Deadline:

December 05, 2024

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Racism is a pervasive problem in Western society, leading to mental and physical unwellness in people from racialized groups

Psychology began as a racist discipline, as many prominent early leaders in the field actively promoted eugenics and the use of intelligence testing to prove the inferiority of people of color. Unfortunately, most clinical training and curricula do not provide an anti-racist framework, which is long overdue for a profession that started with many openly racist ideals. Although most therapists have seen clients with race-based stress and trauma, very few were taught how to assess or treat it. This workshop will discuss how therapists can embrace an anti-racism approach in their practice and their lives in general as an essential prerequisite for authenticity in this work. Dr. Williams will review her extensive research on microaggressions, explain the difference between being a racial justice ally versus a White savior, and share new research on what it means to be a genuine racial justice ally.

Psychological unwellness emerges out of the confluence of historical, cultural, and individual experiences of racism, and resulting symptoms may or may not fit neatly into a DSM-5 PTSD diagnostic framework

Based on clinical experience and the empirical evidence to date, this workshop will detail the essential components of treatment for racial stress and trauma from a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) perspective. Each technique is described with reference to the literature supporting its use for racial stress and trauma, along with guidance for how therapists might implement the technique with clients. Grounded in both Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), this approach has three sections. The first section is Stabilization & Support, which focuses on validation of client experiences, social support, self-care, and self-compassion. The second part is Healing the Wounds of Racism, which includes exposure-based approaches to addressing trauma, including culturally-informed use of prolonged exposure, expressive writing, photovoice, and artistic expression. The third section is called Empowerment, which includes practicing new and more functional ways of responding to racism, assessing post-traumatic growth, and embarking on pro-social activism. Also discussed are sequencing techniques for optimal outcomes. Critical therapist prerequisites for engaging in this work are also described, with an emphasis on an anti-racist, empathy-centered approach throughout. Real examples, case studies, small group practice exercises, and Q&A are included.

Daily Schedule

Day 1

Being an Anti-Racist Clinician
Racial Justice Allyship

Day 2

Assessment of Racial Stress and Trauma
Stabilization of Racial Trauma Symptoms - “Stop the Bleeding”

Day 3

Small-Group Skills Practice
Healing the Wounds of Racial Trauma

Day 4

9:00am -10:30am
Empowering Clients & Post-Traumatic Growth
Pushing Back Against Racism
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About Monnica T. Williams, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Monnica T. Williams is a board-certified licensed clinical psychologist and Professor at the University of Ottawa, in the School of Psychology, where she is the Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Disparities. She is also the Clinical Director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinics in Connecticut and Ottawa, where she provides supervision and training to clinicians for empirically-supported treatments. Prior to her move to Canada, Dr. Williams was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School (2007-2011), the University of Louisville in Psychological and Brain Sciences (2011-2016), where she served as the Director of the Center for Mental Health Disparities, and the University of Connecticut (2016-2019) where she had appointments in both Psychological Science and Psychiatry. Dr. Williams' research focuses on BIPOC mental health, culture, and psychopathology, and she has published over 200 scientific articles on these topics. Current projects include the assessment of race-based trauma, barriers to treatment in OCD, improving cultural competence in the delivery of mental health care services, and interventions to reduce racism. This includes her work as a PI in a multisite study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD for people of color. She also gives diversity trainings nationally for clinical psychology programs, scientific conferences, and community organizations.

Iberostar Rose Hall Beach All-Inclusive Resort

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Did you know that Jamaica is an island filled with treasures? Untouched beaches to the south, unique seabeds, waterfalls or caves, just to name a few.

Whether with your family or that special someone, you may end up surprised by all of the natural beauty from the beachfront. Our younger guests will learn new values while having a blast at Star Camp, which also features its own pool and children’s park. What about our older guests? You can get your diver certification at the Dressel Diver Center or spoil yourself with a treatment at SPA Sensations. How you rest and get in touch with your inner self is up to you! A must for everyone is an ice cream at Happy Cones or heading over to try the Chill Out Beach Grill’s tasty gastronomy.

Services and Facilities

  • All inclusive
  • Sea front hotel with direct access to beach
  • Pool
  • Single-use plastic free hotel
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fitness Room
  • Medical service in complex

Use promo code EBTSJAN05 when booking your room until December 30th, 2024.

After December 30th, hotels can still be booked at standard rates.

There are 3 hotels on the resort property, and participants are free to book at the hotel of their choice. When using our code, participants will be allowed to add up to 3 days to the beginning and/or end of their stay, if so desired.

  • The hotel requires a minimum booking of January 29 - February 2, 2025.
  • Hotel rooms are subject to availability. Don’t wait to secure yours!

The training will be held in the Convention Center which is in between the Suites and Grand hotels.

Rose Hall Beach is a 5-minute walk, and golf carts are available across the resort complex for those who may need mobility assistance.

Getting There

Closest International Airport

Sangster International Airport (MBJ) – in Montego Bay

Time from Airport to Resort

20-30 minutes down the scenic coastal highway

Transportation to/from the Resort

Uber and other rideshares are not available in Montego Bay. You can easily get a taxi at the airport or preschedule a shared or private shuttle and there is an abundance of options online. For your return trip, the hotel can call a taxi for you, or you can preschedule a shuttle.

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Early Registration Fee: $725.00 | Price After Early Registration Deadline: $775.00

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Terms and Conditions

  • Attendees are required to stay on site at the Iberostar Montego Bay complex for this training.
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, EBTS holds the right to change trainers to someone of equal expertise in the subject.
  • There are no known conflicts of interest for this training
  • Cancellations must be submitted in writing to no later than 30 calendar days before the first day of the event. A full refund minus a 6% processing fee will be issued. Past this date, no refunds will be provided.
  • All grievance must be in writing to, and will be replied to within 5-10 business days
  • EBTS has no part in the financial agreement between you, the participant, and the hotel
  • If the training must be canceled on the part of EBTS for unforeseen reasons, a full refund will be issued. In this case, EBTS holds no financial responsibility for changes to airfare and other miscellaneous charges
  • Audio and/or visual recording of the training is prohibited
  • This venue is located outside of the United States and may not meet the United States ADA standard
  • EBTS fees do not include room and board and participants are required to book and manage their own accommodations.
  • Please review our frequently asked questions page for more information

Learning Objectives

Upon Completion of This Training, Participants Will Be Able To:

Continuing Education

  • Continuing Education Credits sponsored by
  • Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.
  • Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
  • Participants will be awarded 12 CE’s following the successful completion of this course.

This Course Is Approved for CE Credit by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content..
  • Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health Licensure (LPCs, LMFTs and LBCs)
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2025
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-174-0225 Expires 2-2025
  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: 2802
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Approval from a state licensing board for counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists is accepted by the OH CSWMFTB.
  • New York Social Work Board – is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.
  • New York Mental Health Practitioners Board, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Departments State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0260.
  • South Carolina – is approved by the S.C. Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapist, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists (#4696).
  • Illinois – is a registered social work CE sponsor by the State of Illinois. License 159.001607 Expires 11/30/2025
  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2024 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2024.
  • The Texas Board of Marriage & Family Therapists meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. Effective 1/1/24, at least half of the 30 hours must be obtained from a provider listed in 801.261(f). This course meets that requirement.
  • New York Psychology Board, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Departments State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0211
  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. Effective 1/1/24, at least half of the 30 hours must be obtained from a provider listed in 801.261(f). This course meets that requirement.
  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. Effective 1/1/24, at least half of the 30 hours must be obtained from a provider listed in 801.261(f). This course meets that requirement.
  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.
  • This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers.
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